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a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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Russia produced the atom bomb in 1949, which levelled things out internationally.
made the right decision when it dropped atom bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
President Truman was told July 9, 1945, at the Potsdam Conference, that the atom bombs were ready to be used.
On Tinian, the Seabees constructed special buildings and bomb-loading pits to accommodate the 509th Composite Group--the unit that would drop the atom bombs on Japan.
The defiant claim will alarm the West which fears the Gulf state is trying to develop atom bombs and not power stations.
It ended when two Atom bombs were dropped onto two Japanese cities, and war suddenly became too immense for any nation to attempt again.
Knowing today what I know about atom bombs and all that, no one would have survived down there,'' said Administrative Assistant Mary Rhoads, an overseer of the Glendale courthouse.
The swimwear was named after Bikini Atoll where atom bombs were tested.
If North Korea gets a handful or more of atom bombs, many believe that Japan will drop its historical restraints and build atom bombs, too, as a deterrent.
MY husband Alan was serving on board HMS Narvik when it sailed to the Monte Bello Islands in 1956 and the crew witnessed two of the "dirtiest" atom bombs of all being detonated on towers only 31metres high.
This war I speak of came after plate armour and longbows of Crey and Agincourt, before little spitting experiment atom bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
There are indications Saddam Hussein is again engaged in building atom bombs.
Denouncing the Cox report as "groundless, vicious slander," Zhao stated China developed neutron bombs, atom bombs and hydrogen bombs without the aid of espionage.
In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than 100,000 civilians died after the United States dropped atom bombs on them.